However, yesterday’s update from Football Insider has claimed that Blackpool, of the higher division, have made a late move to pip Pompey to the 25-year-old’ signature.
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Luton Town attacker Admiral Muskwe could be available on loan this summer, with the Hatters possessing several quality forward options after a strong start to the summer transfer window.
Subsequently, the 23-year-old has dropped down the pecking order and Luton may deem it best for the young attacker to head into League One to help him regain confidence.
An exciting player with a big future ahead of him, Muskwe was able to display his abilities in glimpses last time out in the Championship.
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The immediate future of Harry McKirdy is an interesting one, with the Swindon Town man certainly deserving of playing his football a level above.
The versatile attacker, who was deployed as a striker and on both wings last time out, netted 19 times in 35 league appearances, adding a further eight assists.
Scoring goals, creating them, and generally providing an attacking threat, McKirdy is someone who could help fill the offensive void that Marcus Harness will leave.
Kion Etete enjoyed two successful loan spells in the EFL last season, with the 20-year-old impressing with Cheltenham Town and Northampton Town.
The physical forward, who also possesses great technical ability, scored six goals and provided a further four assists in 30 appearances last time out, developing an excellent partnership with Alfie May in the latter of his two temporary spells away from Tottenham Hotspur last season.
Going into the summer, a report from The News confirmed that Etete was a player that Danny Cowley was keeping an eye on, however, the same article stated that there was Championship interest.